Stop the Removal of the Jefferson Davis statue at UT Austin
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The president of the University of Texas at Austin, Gregory L. Fenves, has recently decided to remove the statue of Jefferson Davis from the main mall on the Austin campus. The removal comes as a reaction to recent calls from various groups for the statue's removal. The removal of ANY historic statue or monument in reaction to a current political climate is extremely dangerous to the cultural integrity of our country. MOVING THIS STATUE IS TANTAMOUNT TO ERASING HISTORY. When history is erased, lessons taught from that history are not learned and mistakes more likely to be repeated.
Racism or bigotry in any form is NOT tolerated by the signers of this petition. Evil in the form of prejudice is what we intend to erase. Erasing history by removing this statute will never erase racism from the heart; only education and understanding will.
A culture that "cleanses" history is a very dangerous one. Future generations of Americans must be allowed to learn and judge our history for themselves. By moving the Jefferson Davis statue from its historically intended location, UT Austin dishonors our Texas ancestors, bows its head to the culture of "political cleansing" and robs future generations of their right to learn from our history as it was intended. We are the GUARDIANS of our Texas history. We have no right to change it.
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO STOP THE REMOVAL OF THE JEFFERSON DAVIS STATUE FROM THE MAIN MALL AT UT AUSTIN.
After signing the petition, PLEASE CONTACT TEXAS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT AT
and UT Austin President Gegory Fenves at
AND ASK THEM TO STOP REMOVAL OF THE JEFFERSON DAVIS STATUE FROM THE MAIN MAIL AT UT AUSTIN.
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